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Rail service crippled in Northeast

Connecticut Post
Published 9:15 am, Saturday, May 18, 2013
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Friday's collision of two Metro-North trains had caused a major headache for Northeast rail commuters.

The Bridgeport train accident has affected not only Metro-North service, but Amtrak service as well.

Metro-North train service for today remains suspended between South Norwalk and New Haven until further notice. Regular service will operate between South Norwalk Station and Grand Central Terminal. Regular service will be in effect on the New Canaan and Danbury Branches. Bus service will be in effect between Waterbury and Bridgeport with no train connections. Yankee game day service will be in effect between Stamford and Yankees-E. 153rd Street Station.

Amtrak, which uses the same rails, suspended service indefinitely between New York and Boston.

Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch said the disruption caused by the train accident could cost the region's economy millions of dollars.

"A lot of people rely on this, and we've got to get this reconnected as soon as possible," Finch said.